littleBits RVR+ Topper Kit

SKU: 680-0535

Sphero RVR+ with littleBits Topper Kit combines the best of Sphero with the best of littleBits in an easy and approachable kit that allows you to fully utilize RVR+s onboard capabilities with littleBits adaptability to create your own inventions. 

  • Purchase one kit per RVR+ and allow your groups to combine both programming with engineering design principles
  • Utilize RVR+s onboard power source to power your littleBits invention and make it mobile with RVR+s all terrain treads
  • Program RVR+s IR sensors to interact with the littleBits IR remote trigger to create mazes, gates and other inventions
  • Connect littleBits’ newest bit - micro:bit adapter to program both littleBits and RVR+ in the same platform - Microsoft MakeCode or micro:bit python editor
  • Promotes collaboration - assign one group the programming and another engineering and see what the can create together
  • The littleBits RVR+ Topper Kit is compatible with both Sphero RVR and RVR+

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Price:
$125

Featured Activities

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Coding Capabilities

Microsoft MakeCode 

Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming. 

Students new to coding can start with colored blocks that they can drag and drop onto their workspace to construct their programs. 

Python Editor for micro:bit 

micro:bit Python editor is designed with teachers and learners in mind: you can easily enlarge the text size for sharing on a large screen or whiteboard, download projects as Python text files or .HEX files ready to flash onto a micro:bit. It also works with micro:bit classroom. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many bits and accessories are included?

14 bits, 9 accessories

 

How are the littleBits powered?

Through RVR+s usb port with a p3 power bit or through the p7 power bit and an external battery

 

Which apps do you use to program littleBits?

With the micro:bit adaptor and a micro:bit (sold separately) you can program littleBits and RVR+ using Microsoft MakeCode or the micro:bit phython editor.

 

Where can I find some tips and tricks on how to get started with the micro:bit adaptor?

Tips & Tricks

 

Where can I find lessons for the RVR+ with littleBits topper kit?

Check out edu.sphero.com or classroom.littlebits.com

 

How many students does the RVR+ with littleBits topper serve?

Recommended that 1-4 students can work with each kit and a RVR+.

 

Do all the inventions need to be built on top of RVR+?

No, you can create extensions for RVR+ but you can also create other inventions that are not connected to RVR+, but can still interact with the robot or create something completely separate.

 

Why do I have 3 different cables? 

  • Split cable is used to power both your littleBits as well as send data to RVR+ from the micro:bit. The side with a white strip should connect to the micro:bit and the other side should connect to the p3 powerbit, you only need to use this cable if you are using the micro:bit adaptor and micro:bit
  • Single USB cable connects to the p3 power bit to power your inventions with RVR+
  • Battery cable connects to the p7 Power bit to power your invention outside of RVR+

 

Are only the bits included in the RVR+ topper kit compatible with RVR+?

No, use any bits to expand RVR+. However only the micro:bit adaptor with a micro:bit can be used to connect both RVR+ with micro:bit and littleBits

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